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5 Stars Out Of 5
December 30, 2012
How would you like a sensible, balanced book on the internet for you and your family? This slender volume by David Clark and published by Day One fills a real need. It doesn't just slam the evils of the internet, but shares its good in light of the fact that it is here to stay. His premise is that the internet is a part of our lives that can neither be ignored nor underestimated. It has the potential for such good and for such bad.
I especially enjoyed the chapter that explained what the internet really is, how it started, and how it grew into what it is today. It was particularly enlightening to me, as for some reason, I knew so little about it.
The author did a good job explaining how social media has changed the way we relate to each other. Most revealing was how teenagers look at things now so differently than previous generations because of it. It's almost redefined what "friend" even means.
As you might expect he has one chapter on pornography, its dangers, the needed filters, and how that it is all about money. He warns that all including children will likely see such images at some point and he gives balanced advise on protecting yourself and your family.
The chapter on "If It's Free, Then You Are The Product" is eyeopening! I've always wondered how the internet was free. This lays out that it makes people money that I am on the internet. This doesn't make me decide that I must get off the computer, but it helps me be a little less likely to be used.
He gives sound counsel on games and gambling and closes the book with "Five Principles To Learn From" and "Five Principles To Run With", and for my money they are spot on. As I said before, he is balanced and I recommend this book to individuals and families everywhere.
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I know that most parents aren't informed, they might say that they have all the filters on their children's computers, they can trust their children but I would ask is your child's computer personal? are they on Facebook? have you screened their friends?
The blessings of the internet are amazing, but with the good comes evil, the sad fact is 90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed pornography online mostly while doing homework.
There are 4.2 million sites of pornography and 90% of e-mails are spam, one in four searches are related to pornography. This book seeks to use the gifts and blessings from God including the internet for His glory, it is full of practical advice about addiction to the internet for both parents and their children, pornography, internet games, and safety.
Parents must find the time to be informed about their children's safety, before it is too late.
The chapter on pornography is amazing, with so much useful information, I can't find the words to describe how great this whole book is and how parents really need to read it.
It is written for parents by a parent and fellow Christian so for full use of application a parent should read it.
The chapter on internet games is a hard chapter to read as it deals with a dark subject but absolutely necessary.
This book is a well written and Biblical, I hope every parent reads it.